Three persons were killed and nine others suffered serious injuries after a crane allegedly fell on them in a shooting spot at EVP film city on Wednesday night.
According to police, the men were preparing to set up the place for shooting of director Shankar’s ‘Indian 2’.
The police confirmed that three persons died on the spot and nine others sustained serious injuries while actor Kamal Haasan escaped unhurt.
Haasan tweeted his condolences: “Today’s accident is the most horrific I have seen in my film career. I have lost three colleagues but my pain pales in comparison to the grief of those who have lost their loved ones. My deepest sympathies to them.”
Many on social media claimed that director Shankar was injured, however, our sources confirmed that he was not injured.
The deceased have been identified as Madhu (29) food provider, Chandran (60) food provider, and Krishna (34), assistant director.
The injured have been identified as Manchang (37), Vasu (35), Ramzan (43), Arunprasath (24), Kumar (52), Kalaichithra, Gunabalan, Thirunavukkarasu (45) and Murugadoss (40).
The injured have been rushed to the hospital for treatment and firefighters were deployed to clear the debris.
Senior police officers rushed to the spot and an inquiry is underway. A case has been registered and investigations are on.
The much-hyped sequel of Shankar’s 1996 hit film was officially launched a year ago but the shooting wasn’t taking place in a brisk manner. After much delay, the crew started work on the project this month.